Re: [PATCH] starfire reads irq before pci_enable_device.

From: Jes Sorensen (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 11:09:47 EST

>>>>> "Petr" == Petr Vandrovec <> writes:

Petr> On 14 Feb 01 at 16:35, Jes Sorensen wrote:
>> What else is sending out 802.3 frames these days? I really don't
>> care about IPX when it comes to performance.
>> I am just advocating that we optimize for the common case which is
>> DIX frames and not 802.3.

Petr> Pardon me, but IPX in 802.3 and IPX in DIX are exactly same
Petr> frames on wire, except that IPX/802.3 contains frame length in
Petr> bytes 0x0C/0x0D, while IPX/DIX contains 0x8137 here. They have
Petr> same length, and same length of media header, so I really do not
Petr> understand.

Petr> If you are talking about encapsulation which is known as
Petr> `ethernet_802.2' in IPX world, then it is true, it has odd bytes
Petr> in header. But nobody sane except Appletalk uses 802.2
Petr> now... Our Suns already died due to this couple of years ago ;-)

My point is that you rarely see Ethernet frames with 802.3 except for
places running IPX.

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